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Una bendición

El Padre Ariel Hernández, párroco, bendice a un niño durante la Misa de la Pastoral para los Trabajadores del Campo de Nuestra Señora del Santísimo Sacramento en Graiff Farms, Newfield,

La Iglesia Perseguida

En agosto asistí a la convención nacional de los Caballeros de Colón que se celebró en Filadelfia. El liderazgo de los Caballeros de todo el país y de todo el

Youth and Young Adults News

John-Paul has his say

Marcus and Dianne Gueara let their children — Elizabeth, John-Paul and Anna Marie — take over during their presentation for young adults at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Holy Cross
Columns Understanding Pope Francis

New archbishops receive palliums, at home

On June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Pope Francis blessed the palliums for the new archbishops around the world. Yet, Vatican observers are commenting that a change

Columns On Behalf of Justice

The example of Jesus’ great and loving gift

We should listen to atheists more than we do. They have something useful to say to us. Often they refuse to believe in a God whom we also reject, an


Bringing the Gospel to the incarcerated

In New Jersey, as in every other state, mass incarceration prevails, especially for those who are poor and destitute, those who can’t pay the bail. The vicious cycle continues within


‘A few more steps on your walk to the buffet’

Along our collective journey toward sainthood, all too often we are met with speed bumps along the way. If you are anything like me, though, you are met with gaping,

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The Church Persecuted

In August I attended the national convention of the Knights of Columbus which was held in Philadelphia. The leadership of the Knights from around the country and from around the

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Msgr. Joseph P. Herron, retired pastor, dies

Msgr. Joseph Patrick Herron, who served as a pastor of four parishes and was a member or leader of numerous diocesan committees, boards and groups, died Aug. 18. He was

Latest News New Jersey Catholic Conference

Birth parents must take action to preserve their privacy

The New Jersey Catholic Conference released the following statement.   For well over a century, the Catholic Church in New Jersey has provided adoption services. Throughout all those years, the